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Re: Klaire's 2012 Season Adventures

Postby Coastinmiller » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:45 pm

Next stop on our way to Leviathan Bash was Memphis Kiddie Park in Cleveland. The weather turned ugly and it sure looked like we were not going to be able to make it, but the rains held off and we did this nice kiddie park. They certainly had quite a few unique rides and worth a stop if driving by.
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Time for Memphis Kiddie Park

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Cars that spin, the operator was good making all the kids high for for extra spins.

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Ferris Wheel

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Horse carrige

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Boats

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rockets

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Train

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Another rocket ride

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Electric Cars


And of course the coaster:
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The real reason we are here

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partial layout

I'm guessing something happened when we were riding coaster at the Jersey shore that Klaire got spooked about the loud noises of the coasters, also combined with daycare doing something with loud noises, Klaire now holds her ears while riding. I think the coaster at the shore was Pirates Hideaway b/c I remember loud anti-roll backs on it. But her new ride style is this:
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Klaire's new riding position

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Family portrait minus Miranda


After Memphis Kiddie Park, keeping with TPR newest tradition, we found some good eats here at Melt Bar & Grilled. No pics of the food, but some awesome "gourmet" grilled cheese sandwiches. If ever in Cleveland, I highly recommend looking them up. You won't go wrong, they are big and great!
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We did a night cap at Waldameer, but I took no pics as the place was empty from a t-strom that went through a bit earlier. We had the place almost to ourselves and had ample rides on everything. Ravine Flyer 2 was moving great and the wife finally picked up her credit for it.
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Re: Klaire's 2012 Season Adventures

Postby Coastinmiller » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:41 am

The next day took us to Midway State Park. Small park, but again very quaint. They weren't supposed to open till 12, we got there at 11:15. The manager saw us pull in and basically allowed us to do the rides before they opened b/c she had ample staff and wanted them working (teenagers), and told us to buy the wristbands at 12. That was very generous and we were extremely grateful as it was going to be quite a long day anyway.

Here is Midway State Park:
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Prices

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Height requirements

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Overview

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First ride of the day, train

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the train goes quite a bit out, plenty of open land.

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And of course the roller coaster. RCDB had listed them as having 2, but the powered dragon was taken out (i believe they said maintainance issues.
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There other rides were:
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Electric cars

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Tidal Wave

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Tilt-A-Whirl

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Fun Slide

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Hand crank train

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Helicopters

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row boats

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Boats

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Rockets

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Kiddie Whip


Then it was off to Holiday Valley Ski resort for their alpine coaster, our second ever. While it was ok, we felt that the one at Wisp was way better. At least there were no lines here.
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Getting ready to go.

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Nicole in front followed by John's first apline coaster.

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Nicole coming back

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John coming back

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Nicole and Klaire going down.
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Re: Klaire's 2012 Season Adventures

Postby Philrad71 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:43 am

Yay for reports from my neck of the woods!

I live about ten miles from Midway & grew up going to that park every summer - I used to love to go roller skating in the open air upper portion of the building on the waterfront (now closed) . I was like Klaire and did not care for the loud noise the coaster made and my sister would have to drag me on it because it always scared me! :lol:

Of note, Midway used to have old school swings very similar to your picture from Tuscarora Park except the seats were all wooden and painted fire engine red. They also used to have a giant slide about three times the size of the one there now & had a Paratrooper that always seemed to run insanely fast compared to one's I have ridden in recent years.

Sadly, I don't go to this park much anymore. We usually take out of town guests with kids to Waldameer because of the better selection of rides, the water park & and of course, RF2.

It will be interesting to see how long the state will maintain the budget to keep this place open. When we went over and walked around there last summer, it was nearly empty...definitely not the happening place it once was during my youth!

Still haven't done the mountain coaster at Holiday Valley either...hope to get out there soon.
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Re: Klaire's 2012 Season Adventures

Postby Coastinmiller » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:13 pm

^ I would have liked to seen Midway in it's glory days, as with many of the older parks. The mountain coaster at Holiday valley is good, but there are some better ones out there. I should have made more time allotted there as it looked like they had a great ropes course.

Finally we get into Canada and I get another chance to finish this trip we did. Thanks to a HUGE heads up by Big Mike and some others, we adverted disaster today as we were going to head to Sauble Beach. Instead we went the other way to Santa's Village. Another cute kiddie park with a decent selection of flats and a powered coaster. The park was rather small but the price to get in wasn't. Klaire and Miranda still got a hat out of it though.
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Santa's village

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Said hat. Surprised she wore it all day and the next day at Canada's Wonderland as well.

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Rudolph's Roller Coaster

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Feeding the deer.

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A visit to Santa, still can't get Klaire to do it.

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On the sliegh.

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Miranda and Nicole on the train.

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Klaire and I on the train.

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It is a nice ride and takes you pretty much around the perimeter of the park.

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A look at the lagoon with swan boats.

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A bike ride

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Planes

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Frog hopper. This one was pretty loud for some reason.

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Swan boats. Are we sinking?

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A little swings before lunch. Can Canadian kids swings, a lot of them were getting hurt left and right here??

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Of course a pic of Miranda.


We then head towards Blue mountain Ski Resort. Man what a nice resort, would certainly love to ski this one some day. Great village. The only downfall was there was an Elvis thingy going on, so the mountain and village were packed. The coaster was awesome, best alpine one yet. We would have done it multiple times, but the wait was 20 minutes so it was once and done. At least for as packed as it was, we were still able to run it without any brakes.
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Blue Mountain

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Here's my ticket. You can see the line behind us.

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Finally....

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Going up the lift.

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Into the brakes.

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Yeah the lot was jammed.

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Finally a question for the locals up there. Heading back from Blue Mountain we passed an FEC on the right on Highway 26. Not sure if it was Blue Mountain Go Karts or not, but there seemed to be an unmarked credit in there. Had a car full of hungry people, plus a hungry 3 year old, so stopping for us wasn't an option. Can anyone confirm this or not?

There web site does have a coaster listed, but no pics of it. RCDB does not have it listed....you can claim it.
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Re: Klaire's 2012 Season Adventures

Postby biker7766 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:27 pm

Is this the credit that you think you saw?
http://www.rcdb.com/6289.htm
Nebs Funworld, they have a go kart track!
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Re: Klaire's 2012 Season Adventures

Postby Coastinmiller » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:53 pm

biker7766 wrote:Is this the credit that you think you saw?
http://www.rcdb.com/6289.htm
Nebs Funworld, they have a go kart track!



No it's not at Neb's, we were going to go there but it's not open yet. Neb's is to the East of Toronto. It's up to the North West. It's in between Collingwood and Brocks Beach up along the drive of the Georgian Bay. It might be in the vacinity of Bowers Beach.
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Re: Klaire's 2012 Season Adventures

Postby biker7766 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:14 pm

Yes, i submitted the correct info to RCDB, thank you,
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Re: Klaire's 2012 Season Adventures

Postby Coastinmiller » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:50 am

^Great. I hope someone gets some pictures of it.

Moving on and time for Leviathan Bash. I was really looking forward to this day. Especially since riding kiddie coasters for the past 2 years. But I decided that morning that I would just ride during ERT and give my fast pass to my wife so she can run around with my old man since he has never been there before. I just took Klaire to the kiddie area and later to the water park. Not sure if anyone else at the bash made it to the waterpark, but OMG was it packed.

As usual, Robb and Elissa and Wonderland put on an awesome event. Thanks once again! Plus it sold my wife for future tours, the main reason I took the family up here ;) I didn't take many pics today for some reason, I guess b/c it was just Klaire, Miranda, my mom and I walking around. I do regret not doing the Leviathan walkback, but couldn't see doing it with 2 kids.

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Bash day!

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Start with ERT on this bad boy!


After a good couple of rides on Leviathan we headed on over to the mouse.
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Time for some breakfast.
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The kids of TPR. Klaire is still asking to go play with Kristen.

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After relaxing at breakfast we head on over to kiddie land for some rides.
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Train

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Swings

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Of course Taxi Jam.

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Carousel

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Balloons.

and the best attraction in kiddie land, the...
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DONUTS!!!


We did the waterpark after lunch and stayed till dinner, but this is the last of my pics. Again, what a great day and Robb and Elissa really do put on amazing events. Great surprises left and right and my mom loved the surprise show after dinner. It was perfect for her as she really doesn't ride anything!
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Re: Klaire's 2012 Season Adventures

Postby SharkTums » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:46 am

^Glad the family had fun, KT *LOVES* that there are now more kids for her to play with in the TPR Family.

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Re: Klaire's 2012 Season Adventures

Postby Coastinmiller » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:12 pm

The day after the bash we were going to do 3 parks, but ended up only doing one. In the original plans we were going to go to Centreville, Neb's Funworld and Wild Water and wheels. Since my old man and I decided to marathon Leviathan at night ERT we ended up getting back to the hotel rather late that nixed Centreville, well that and I didn't feel like traveling downtown Monday morning in Toronto traffic which I despise more than Philly traffic. Neb's coaster still has not opened, so it left us with only one park then an early day in Kingston.

Wild Water and Wheels, while a bit rundown had only one slide complex and one go-kart track plus mini-golf and the coaster. The coaster was quite fun esp not really knowing what to expect of it. Wish I had done the others up there years back when I had the chance as this is the last of it's kind.
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After a nice sleep in relaxing morning, here we are.

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Prices

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Looks like we got some work cut out for us today.

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There goes Nicole.

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Here comes the old man.

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Nicole down the first drop. Little did I know I was standing on Big Mike's ducky.

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Here comes the old man.

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